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Here you will find lots of fun, easy to make games that encourage maths, reading and writing for early years and KS1.

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Here you will find lots of fun, easy to make games that encourage maths, reading and writing for early years and KS1.
Build a Superhero Game
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Build a Superhero Game

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A fun game to inspire early number recognition especially for the boys! Roll a die and collect pieces to build a super hero. The children will love creating their own unique hero using a variety of the pieces whilst learning to count and recognise numbers to 6. Also includes 3 worksheets for the children to draw and write about the hero they have created or what they would do if they were a super hero!
Doubles Detective - a write the room activity
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Doubles Detective - a write the room activity

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Simply print and cut out the cards, then hide or display them around your classroom (or home like we did)! Choose from addition sentences or dice doubles. Print out a worksheet and when the doubles are found, have the children write the double and the answer on the sheet next to the corresponding colour. An easy and fun way to learn doubles up to 20!
Back to School Bundle
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Back to School Bundle

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A bundle of fun maths and English activities to start the new school year. Suitable for Nursery, Reception and Year 1 children as guided activities or independent games. 60% OFF!
Getting to Know You - Back to School Games
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Getting to Know You - Back to School Games

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A set of 4 printable back to school activities to help you get to know your new class. You will receive : Maths about Me (UK and US spellings included) - An individual printable for your class to get creative with. Who has the Number? - A fun get up and go activity for classmates to do together. My Summer Snapshots - A fun printable for the children to tell you all about their summer. All About Me (UK and US spellings included) - A puzzle printable for children to tell you all about themselves. Enjoy getting to know your new class!
Oxford Reading Tree key word bingo
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Oxford Reading Tree key word bingo

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Always looking for a game to play with the children who need support with key words? Just print out boards as required and laminate. As you call a word, children can either mark off with a dry wipe pen or cover with a counter. Hope this is useful!
Winter Number Games
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Winter Number Games

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Here is a set of 6 Maths games with a Winter theme. They are easy to play and easy to set up. In your pack you will receive: * 3 x Roll and Cover Games in both color and B&W (number recognition to 6, to 12 and addition of 2 numbers to 12) * Snowball Race Board Game (number recognition and counting to 25) * Winter Warm Up Race Game (counting to 8) * Roll and Cover Number line (number recognition and counting to 6) Use as group activities or as part of your continuous provision.
Word Detectives - a write the room activity
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Word Detectives - a write the room activity

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Simply print and cut out the cards, then hide or display them around your classroom (or home). Choose from set 1 with sounds s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k. Or set 2 with above sounds and ck, e, u, r. Print out a worksheet and when the words are found, have the children write the word (and draw a picture if appropriate) on the sheet next to the corresponding colour. An easy and fun way to practise reading CVC and CVCC words!
Roll It! A year of dice games
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Roll It! A year of dice games

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These simple dice games are a great start to early number, counting and pattern recognition. Just print out and play all year round. In your pack you will receive: **10 Roll and Color sheets - characters: scarecrow, Santa, prince, pirate, monster, granny, little boy, little girl, kids together and garden. **14 Roll and Cover Subitising Games - themes: back to school crayons, apple, pumpkin, Autumn leaves, Christmas tree, Christmas gift, Valentines heart, ladybird, butterfly, Easter chick,Easter egg, our planet, sunglasses and sunshine. **11 Roll and Cover Number Recognition Games - themes: back to school apples, Autumn leaves, Halloween, Christmas, Winter, Valentines, St Patrick's Day, poppies, Spring flowers, jellyfish and stars.
The Toy Shop  - a money activity pack
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The Toy Shop - a money activity pack

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The toy shop is a money activity pack to encourage recognising amounts, adding amounts, working out change, solving problems and game playing. You can also use the resources for role-playing. Your pack includes A toy shop with pre-written amounts (up to 20p) in colour and black and white A toy shop with blank tags for you to write your own amounts Addition problem sheets Money problem cards I have/I buy/my change sheets Large coloured toy cards with blank tags for using in games and for display
CVC Words 'Write the Room'
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CVC Words 'Write the Room'

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A fun, practical activity to reinforce segmenting, blending and writing 3 letter words. Easy to set up and 2 difficulty levels included. Ideal for groups or individual learning. Great as an early finisher activity. Simply print out one set of picture cards and hide around the room. Print out a recording sheet for every child. Children hunt around the room for the shape clue/code and write the corresponding CVC word to match the picture. Enjoy!
Apple Tree Counting Game
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Apple Tree Counting Game

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A quick and easy number game to encourage number recognition, counting, subitising, more/less, turn taking and sharing. Simply print out your game boards (colour or b&w) and a set of apple tokens. *It's even quicker if you already have plastic counters that you can use. Players roll a die and collect the corresponding numbers of apples for their tree. Play can continue until players reach 10 or 20 or any given total...it's up to you!
Spring and Easter Maths Games
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Spring and Easter Maths Games

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A selection of colour and black and white printable maths games with a Spring and Easter theme. Games come complete with printable instructions and counters. These games provide a fun way to practise number recognition, counting and addition.
Roll and Color Game Pack
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Roll and Color Game Pack

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A set of 24 black and white Roll and Color game worksheets. Children simply roll a dice and color the corresponding number or picture on their sheet. Use them as early finish activities, group activities or independent work to practice number recognition and early addition.
Christmas Toy Shop Money Activities
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Christmas Toy Shop Money Activities

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This resource has been made especially for Christmas and is a duplicate of my Toy Shop UK pack. It contains the same resources, only it has been given a Christmas theme. You will receive a selection of games and activities to support and encourage early counting and addition when using money. I have added a Christmas list recording sheet and letter to Santa sheet. Suitable for children ages 4 and up.
Pirates, Princesses and Monsters 3 game pack
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Pirates, Princesses and Monsters 3 game pack

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A set of 3 number board games to reinforce basic math skills. They are easy and fun to play and perfect for Reception children. Game 1 - Treasure Trail is a coin collecting game teaching the skills of 1 more, 1 less, addition and subtraction. Game 2 - A Royal Race is a track game teaching counting forwards and backwards and recognition of numbers 0-30. Game 3 - Monsters Make 10 is a track game teaching bonds/pairs of numbers that make 10. Each game comes complete with instructions, learning ideas, tokens and characters.
Christmas Maths Games
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Christmas Maths Games

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20 pages of Christmas themed maths games to play with Reception children and upwards. These games are designed to reinforce number recognition, counting and matching, whilst having some Christmas fun! Your bundle includes: quick worksheet games, colourful board games, dice games and number card games...enjoy!
Little Princess Number Games
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Little Princess Number Games

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Over 20 pages of princess themed maths games and resources suitable for your all your little princesses aged 4 and up. Your pack includes number cards, number lines and a variety of printable games to encourage early counting, number recognition and addition.
Go Kart Race game
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Go Kart Race game

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Simply print out and laminate the board and the characters (or use counters that you already have). I found 4 different coloured plastic cars to use. Children take turns to roll the die and move their car accordingly. First to the finish line wins!
Number Bingo
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Number Bingo

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In this pack you will receive a set of 6 colourful bingo boards with the numbers 1-6 represented in different ways. The children will have to identify the numbers as numerals, in words, as a tally, on a die, in picture form and as fingers on a hand. You will also receive 6 sets of 1-6 cards, represented as numbers, words, tallys, dice, pictures and fingers. Also included is a set of addition and subtraction cards.